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Does FIDE allow viewing how many IM/GM norms a player has?

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Where to find chess videos where an expert explains their moves real-time

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How do I know what the rating of a game is?

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How is rating calculated for players who haven't played for long time (e.g. decades)?

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Chess Variant Idea: Every piece can move on each turn

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Are there Chess AIs that factor in moves’ practicality for humans?

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Is it ever advantageous to make a trade that loses material for the sake a positional advantage?

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What's the benefit to attacking f7 or f2 during the opening?

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Why black plays h6 in Queen's Gambit declined?

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Do players keep getting norms even after obtaining their titles?

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Has chess been Proven to be deterministic?

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When is it worth it to sacrifice a knight or bishop in order to force the opponent to move the king down a rank and lose castling rights?

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Is there open source sophisticated FEN validator?

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How to extract games occurring only once from PGN file(s)?

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What are some of the books that cover the theme of chess preparation using Artificial Intelligence & chess engines

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Rook vs Bishop on odd-order board

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Why is an unconvential move cheating?

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After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6, why are the Scotch (3.d4) and the Four Knights Scotch (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4) not better for White than they really are?

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For a beginner focused on reducing blunders, should I study positional theory or tactics more?

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Who was the first player to state that bishops are more valuable than knights?

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What is the "main line"?

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Queen's Pawn Game: Accelerated London System

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Why is this position so good for Black?

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is it possible to download pgn from view.livechesscloud links

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How long do US chess ratings remain valid for?

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Why do FIDE initial ratings include "two hypothetical opponents rated 1800"?

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Is there an approved FIDE way of running a tournament that maximises players being paired with people they haven't recently played?

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Is the Advance section in Aagard & Ntirlis "Playing the French" outdated?

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What was the time control of the 1960 WCC match between Tal and Botvinnik?

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"Fish" for a patzer

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How many weaker players as a team can rival a much stronger player?

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What happens if the first tournament round does not conclude before the second is scheduled to begin in a double-round day?

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How do you systematically analyze an arbitrary chess position?

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xboard and stockfish not working well together

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Changing the FEN position color

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Are there free chess engines where you can exclude a specific move line from the search tree, or give it a manual evaluation?

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A quote about Alekhine and Capablanca

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Does the Giuoco Pianissimo also include the Italian Four Knights or is the Giuoco Pianissimo only when White plays Pawn to c3?

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Should K be reduced when playing the same person often?

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Most blatant outsider win (single game)

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Up to which number of moves has the result of chess been calculated?

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In 4NCL are practically all players good enough to have FIDE rating?

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Why is Bc4 slightly worse than Be3 and many moves here?

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Deflation in the average Chesscom Blitz rating in 2 years

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A tricky eight pieces endgame [closed]

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Is this what I should have done or should do next?

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Piece values derived computationally [duplicate]

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Do FIDE or any of the federations rate Lightning chess?


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